Aaron Rents, Inc. Names Paul A. Doize and Steven A. Michaels Vice Presidents

Aug 12, 2005

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE: RNT), the nation's leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced the appointment of two new officers within its Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division.

Paul A. Doize has been promoted to Vice President, Controller and Steven A. Michaels has been promoted to Vice President, Franchise Finance.

"The rapid growth of the Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership Division has been remarkable over the past number of years," said R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Rents. "These promotions are in recognition of the outstanding performance and contributions of Paul and Steve to the success of the division."

Mr. Doize graduated in 1985 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance. He held various financial and accounting positions before joining Aaron Rents in 1996 as Controller of the Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division. Mr. Michaels joined Aaron Rents in 1995 and held various positions within the internal audit department before being promoted to Director of Franchise Finance in 1999. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Aaron Rents, Inc. based in Atlanta, currently has more than 1,124 Company- operated and franchised stores in 46 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico for the rental and sale of residential and office furniture, accessories, consumer electronics and household appliances. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding and accessories at 10 facilities in four states.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding Aaron Rents, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, customer demand and other issues, and the risks and uncertainties discussed under "Certain Factors Affecting Forward Looking Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2004, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference.

SOURCE Aaron Rents, Inc.

Gilbert L. Danielson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Rents
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